Blue notes: musicians on Trumpets Jazz Club closing (includes video)

Musicians, audience members and club owners talk about their love for Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant. The venue is up for sale.
Seymour Street

Plans for Seymour Street plaza fuel combative meeting

By LINDA MOSS At a contentious meeting, corporate redevelopment officials Monday defended their ability to bring quality arts and entertainment events to a planned plaza near the Wellmont Theater, saying their efforts aren’t “half-assed” and that...

Montclair businesswoman receives 20-year award

Photo courtesy of Carrie Babcock Former Montclair resident Carrie Babcock, co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Cedar Grove, until recently of Upper Montclair, was recently honored with a 20-Year Award by the Fred Astaire...

What’s in store at Lidl? Going inside ahead of Lackawanna move

 By Jaimie Julia Winters and Adam Anik winters@montclairlocal.newsWhen Lackawanna developer Robert Schmitt of Hampshire Cos. announced the potential new supermarket tenant for the fourth ward last week, some were skeptical, if not confused.Comments from...

Dem Two Hands storefront saying goodbye to Montclair after 30 years

The store will continue online after closing up shop at the end of May.

Montclair BID chief grilled by council on farmers’ market plan

By LINDA MOSS A farmers’ market is coming to Crane Park, and a community garden is also in the works for the plot of land, although the initiator of those two projects apologized to the...

Love them or hate them – Sidewalk cafes are back for the summer

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES for Montclair LocalEateries are taking their business outside as temperatures rise and sidewalk cafe customers spring for outdoor dining. However, some owners have been hit with violations.There are 71 establishments that...

Is Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan a rubber-stamp?

By LINDA MOSS The first draft of a redevelopment plan for Lackawanna Plaza was submitted to township officials last week, and some critics are already claiming that the 92-page document basically rubber-stamps what developers have...

Midtown Parking Lot to close Jan. 4

The Midtown Parking Lot on Glenridge Avenue will close for construction on Monday, Jan, 4.
gyms reopen

COVID-19: Gyms, indoor recreation venues can reopen on Sept. 1

After being shut down due to the pandemic in March, gyms will be permitted to reopen at 25 percent capacity. Equipment must be positioned six feet apart, and regularly sanitized. Both staff and members will be required to wear masks.